Category Archives: PSYCHIATRY

Psychiatry is a medical specialty focused on the human brain. Psychiatrists diagnose and treat patients exhibiting either brain dysfunction or brain functional differences, i.e., human behavioral or mental patterns that are abnormal, or simply different from norms. Under this category, we look at how psychiatrists and their patients are portrayed in film.

Some Don’t Like It Hot: The Piano Teacher

Relief. That’s what I felt when The Piano Teacher was mercifully over. The movie not only leaves nothing to my imagination, but renders it obsolete as I endured from one twisted scene to the next, wondering what could possibly come next. When the main character, Erika Kohut, remarked, “Be quiet. You will wake the whole building,” I noted that as one of the few drops of rational thought in the whole movie. Continue reading Some Don’t Like It Hot: The Piano Teacher